Navitimer Cosmonaute

At the launch of the new Navitimer Cosmonaute, Breitling presented the original “first Swiss space watch” for the first time since its mission in 1962

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the voyage aboard the Aurora 7 spacecraft, this mythical watch with a 24-hour dial will once again take to the skies in a new version, paying homage to its historic mission. To commemorate the occasion, Breitling unveiled the original Cosmonaute to the public for the first time since 1962 and uncovered the watch’s incredible story.

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In the 1960s, Breitling’s aviation chronograph was the undisputed pilot’s watch. But the world’s attention is rapidly shifting from air travel to space exploration, which means another space race is quietly underway. This time, watchmakers are vying to be the first on the wrist of astronauts.

Breitling’s expertise in aviation watches puts the brand at the top of the list. On May 24, 1962, after astronaut Scott Carpenter wore the Navitimer Cosmonaute three times around the Earth during the Mercury-Atlas 7 mission, Breitling was officially awarded the “first Swiss space watch”. title. The watch was a personal request from Carpenter, a variation on the iconic pilot’s watch he encountered during his flight, but with a 24-hour dial that could distinguish day and night in space.

Today, on the 60th anniversary of that mission, Breitling not only unveils Carpenter’s original Navitimer Cosmonaute, but also pays homage to it. This special edition is limited to 362 pieces and is numbered 362 in recognition of the spacecraft’s voyage around Earth and the year the mission made history, marking a key step in human spaceflight. Breitling CEO Georges Kern said: “When we launched our redesigned aviation chronograph earlier this year, everyone was asking the question, ‘What about the Cosmonaute?’ Delighted to finally announce two Cosmonaute revelations: the first public debut of a watch worn by Scott Carpenter in space, and a limited-edition 60th anniversary watch that pays tribute to its history-making pioneer.”

First public viewing of a piece of space history
On May 24, 1962, five hours after launch, the Aurora 7 capsule carrying Carpenter landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean. Recovery operations lasted three hours, with prolonged exposure to seawater causing irreparable damage to Carpenter’s Cosmonaute. Breitling replaced Carpenter’s watch immediately, but that battered and corroded space history remains in the Breitling family archives – unrestored and well known. That is, until today. Now, exactly 60 years after its historic flight, this great space watch is on display for the first time at a space-themed event in Zurich for select collectors, journalists and watch enthusiasts.

It was a dynamic and interactive afternoon co-hosted by Georges Kern and former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly with an impressive lineup of speakers including Carpenter family member Gregory Breitling and historian and collector Fred Mandelbaum. Panelists reflected on the creation of Cosmonaute, the importance of the Carpenter mission, and how both fit into the wider space program context of the time. Also on display is the Cosmonaute, once owned by astronaut John Glenn and acquired at auction in 2019 by Gregory Breitling. high quality fake watches

24-hour watch, monumental, refreshed
The Cosmonaute is a true Navitimer, which means it has all the hallmarks of the Breitling Aviation logo: a circular slide rule for mathematical calculations, the “wing” logo of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and three chronograph subdials . What sets the Cosmonaute apart from the rest of its family is its ability to distinguish 24 hours. The Breitling in-house calibre B02 is designed for this task.

At first glance, the new Cosmonaute is a faithful replica of the original, with an all-black dial and black alligator leather strap or seven-row stainless steel bracelet for a timeless classic. On closer inspection, however, this elegantly proportioned 41mm watch is full of new features. One is its platinum bezel, a premium touch that makes this numbered edition even more of a collector’s piece. The other is its open sapphire crystal caseback, which provides a window for the B02 movement, and its special bridges engraved to commemorate the occasion: “Carpenter”, “Aurora 7” and “3 orbits around the Earth”, among others The words, as well as the brand name, were originally selected by a team of seven astronauts for NASA’s first manned spaceflight, Mercury 7.

While other watch brands claim space firsts, only Breitling can call itself “the first Swiss watch to go into space.” The only other Swiss timepiece to have made it to orbit before was a pocket watch stopwatch with a strap. Meanwhile, the Cosmonaute—a watch to be worn in space and designed to astronaut specifications—maintained those specifications when it went on sale in 1962. Not only did this 24-hour timepiece continue to be popular with collectors, it was regularly featured on the wrists of other astronauts. fake swiss watches

Today’s Cosmonaute takes us back to the origins of space travel, when the stakes are high and each mission is a triumph of human ingenuity. This new watch pays homage to the aesthetics of the original Cosmonaute, with subtle updates that are almost imperceptible, giving it a modern-vintage appeal. As a final tribute, the caseback is engraved with Carpenter’s mission date, the watch number (362 in total) and the words “first Swiss watch in space”.

Corum golden bridge round watch

Like many modern watchmakers, Corum fake has had an interesting time over the past few years. Through ups and downs, brands around 2016 are rediscovering themselves and recalling some of the personalities that make modern brands interesting. When it comes to how people wear modern timepieces, the old Corum (as it was 10 to 15 years ago) is a true innovator in style and fashion. For example, the Bubble (which also returns this year) is a real testament to how high-end watches can be really fun. The Golden Bridge is easily one of Corum’s most unique movement and timepiece concepts, but while the visual presentation is very interesting, it struggles to appeal to Western men.

For 2016, Corum may have found a new sweet spot in the Golden Bridge collection with the new Corum Golden Bridge Round watch. This is the first time Corum has designed a circular case for its linear movement, and the results are quite interesting. The Golden Bridge movement (in this case, the CO 113 movement) is an interesting mechanism designed to have all its components stacked in a cylindrical shape (Corum calls it an “in-line oblong” movement). The bridges that hold all the movement components together are made of 18k rose gold, in this case, with some very attractive traditional hand-engraving. Despite the compact size of the movement, it still runs at 4Hz and has a power reserve of 40 hours – not bad at all. The CO 113 movement displays the time only in hours and minutes.

For the Golden Bridge Round, Corum placed the movement vertically in a round case, leaving some space on the sides of the movement for decoration or other purposes. Corum wanted to get a bit of architectural flair here, so in the otherwise skeletonized case, the bridge work on either side of the movement was (literally) taken from the design of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. So yes, the Golden Bridge watch takes some inspiration from another Golden Bridge…I think it’s interesting. In fact, the Golden Gate Bridge is red, but when the light hits it in the right direction, the bridge appears to glow golden. I’ll note that living near the Golden Gate Bridge, the sun doesn’t shine on it very often (through clouds and fog).

The last time Corum ventured into making a more masculine version of the Golden Bridge was in the Ti-Bridge series (hands on here). The Corum Ti-Bridge places the movement in a horizontal position, turning the timepiece into a modern sports watch. Expensive and with no clear target demographic, I believe the Ti-Bridge will be a collector’s favorite in the future, but during its release, it’s been hard to find a taker as there tends to be a niche appreciation for the concept and competition at this price point .

For the Corum Golden Bridge Round, I think Corum kind of threw in the towel, admitting “yes, a round case might be needed” for the Golden Bridge to be used as a men’s watch. From what I understand, in some parts of the world, tonneau-shaped gold bridge watches are sold to men, but in many ways, the collection has been a more feminine design by Western standards so far. Having said that, the Corum Golden Bridge Round watch captures the essence of sophistication and delicacy that the Golden Bridge concept represents, but gives it a strong artistic feel that I think is ultimately masculine enough to have a more general appeal.

Available in 18k rose gold (and 18k white gold set with diamonds), the Corum Golden Bridge Round is 43mm wide and just 8.8mm thick, sandwiched between two AR-coated sapphire crystals. In addition, the sides of the case are set with curved sapphire crystals, allowing you to once again see the “bridge work” that adorn the inside of the case on either side of the movement. The bottom of the case is the crown of the movement, which is a nice symmetrical position to keep the crowns on either side of the Corum Golden Bridge round case. best quality replica watches

The hands and flange ring try to create a slight contrast and are made of gold-tone brass. There are full hour markers on the flange ring, but by my standards this watch is not super legible – though not too bad for a more elegant watch. Attached to the Corum Golden Bridge Round case is a glossy reddish-brown alligator leather strap that complements the two gold colors on the case and dial. This strap looks killer if you have the right shoe color.

At 43mm wide, there is no doubt that this is a bold timepiece, but with thin and refined features, the result is more dignified and artistic than arrogance. Is this the new golden age of Jinqiao? I didn’t know this, but for those who love the movement concept but haven’t had a proper Golden Bridge replica watches swiss for their wrist until now, Corum certainly makes a convincing new argument for them.

New U-boat Dark Moon Series

The U-shaped submarine brand was established in 2000 by designer Italo Fontana. Italo Fontana created the brand’s first timepiece with a good vision and motivation to introduce a new type of watch to the public. However, the history of wholesale U-Boat can be traced back to more distant ages, he inspired Italo Fontana to create his brand. In 1942, Italo’s grandfather Ilvo Fontana was commissioned by the Italian Navy to design a watch that met the naval durability standards and technical specifications. The watches designed by Ilvo Fontana have a clear, rugged hue and are designed to provide maximum visibility and water resistance. More than 60 years later, the same design became the inspiration for Italo Fonatan.

Creating a watch with a clear personality and unique identity is not the only driving force behind the demand for designers to create U-Boat. The brand is committed to unlocking the unlimited potential behind each model, technology and design. The use of the highest quality materials guarantees the longevity of U-Boat watches and ensures that they are more than just accessories.

Dark Moon Series
Always a pioneer, U-boats’ desire for innovation is omnipotent on the road to revolution. In the process of researching innovative watch technology, U-Boat created the Darkmoon series. The oil immersion technology used in this production line was first tested in the brand’s Capsoil model. U-Boat further expands this concept in the Dark Moon series. The movement of the watch is completely immersed in special oil. The oiliness exquisitely emphasizes the dial and creates the illusion that is well-known for Darkmoon watches. The oil not only accentuates the dial, but also makes the timepiece look as if there is no crystal. A visible bubble is left, floating freely on the surface of the watch to compensate for temperature changes. However, it is important to note that when the movement is immersed in oil,

The new U-Boat Darkmoon series adds an innovative locking system and quick battery replacement function, which can be found on the bottom cover of the model. The locking ring system has been implemented in these new models to ensure better adjustment of the fuel tank during maintenance and daily wear.

U-Boat DARKMOON 44mm Black IP Bronze Leather Strap
This watch from the new U-Boat Darkmoon series has a more sophisticated look than other models. Although other Darkmoon watches have a distinctly sporty style, the design of this watch stands out with its IP bronze gold-plated stainless steel case. The IP bronze coating not only gives the watch an attractive appearance, but also improves the durability of the case.

This case is similar to other cases in the series, with a diameter of 44 mm. The screw-in crown is located on the left side of the case, making it more comfortable to wear. Protecting the black dial is the dome scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, which increases the illusion that there is no glass on the dial. The Arabic numerals at 12 o’clock, 4 o’clock, and 8 o’clock add special features to the U-Boat appearance of the dial. The index is used to mark the remaining time. The black coated hands and hour markers are treated with beige luminous to ensure that the dial has excellent readability. The watch is water-resistant to 5 bars or 50 meters and is equipped with a Ronda 712.3 quartz movement. Discount watch replica

One of the more notable features of this watch is its carefully decorated strap. The brown leather strap is laser cut and made of hand-finished calfskin. In order to obtain a stylish distressed look, the strap is processed in accordance with traditional craftsman techniques. The strap is secured by a steel tongue buckle treated with IP bronze. One of the more notable features of this watch is its carefully decorated strap. The brown leather strap is laser cut and made of hand-finished calfskin. In order to obtain a stylish distressed look, the strap is processed in accordance with traditional craftsman techniques. The strap is secured by a steel tongue buckle treated with IP bronze. One of the more notable features of this watch is its carefully decorated strap. The brown leather strap is laser cut and made of hand-finished calfskin. In order to obtain a stylish distressed look, the strap is processed in accordance with traditional craftsman techniques. The strap is secured by a steel tongue buckle treated with IP bronze.

U-Boat DARKMOON 44mm Red Glass Stainless Steel Black Rubber Strap
This U-Boat timepiece is designed to stand out. The U-Boat Darkmoon watch exudes a kind of quiet power, with red crystals, which will definitely subtly emphasize the strength of the wearer’s character. The design of the luxury watch is low-key but not to be underestimated, and it is always worth looking at again.

The 44 mm case is made of stainless steel. An interesting feature of this model is the red curved sapphire crystal. The black dial contrasts sharply with the white luminous hour markers and hands. However, due to the red treatment of the sapphire, the hands and hour markers glow bright red. Since the hour and minute hands are painted black, they blend into the darkness of the dial. Not only does it highlight the illusion that the watch does not have crystals, but because of its color, it creates the feeling of gazing at the open universe. The timepiece is secured by a black ultra-wearable strap made of vulcanized rubber. The vulcanization process hardens the rubber and makes the strap more durable. The watch is powered by a quartz movement equipped with the Ronda 712.3 movement.

This timepiece also offers a black stainless steel case with IP treatment.

U-Boat DARKMOON 44mm Black IPB Case Black Rubber Strap
This U-Boat Darkmoon is versatile and slightly sporty. The case is made of stainless steel and is treated with black IP. The black case is almost perfectly matched with the black oiled dial. Beige luminous hour markers and hour markers are in sharp contrast with the dial, giving it a distinctive design. The hour and minute hands are also coated with beige luminous coating. The durable sapphire crystal protects the dial. The more direct design of this style makes it suitable for wearing in a variety of formal and informal occasions. The black rubber strap of the watch is embossed with the U-Boat name. The strap is made of vulcanized rubber and is very durable. To ensure that the watch’s water resistance to 5 bar (or 50 meters) is a screw-in crown located on the left side of the case. The crown uses U-Boats patented crown protection system. The timepiece is powered by a Lambda quartz movement. Shopping replica watch

This timepiece also offers a brushed stainless steel case.

The new U-Boat Darkmoon series is spectacular. These watches retain the main features of the Dark Moon series without affecting technological progress. Unparalleled craftsmanship, innovation and finding ways to implement new technologies are the core of U-Boat’s philosophy and values.

Richard Mille RM 11-02 Le Mans Classic

The Le Mans Classic is a biennial vintage sports car race, held on the venue of the Le Mans 24 Hours Endurance Race. The event includes a series of racing cars participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans or similar racing cars of the same model. Auto shows and auctions are also held at the Bugatti circuit, and various auto clubs meet to showcase machinery. The 2014 exhibition attracted more than 110,000 visitors and brought together 60 car manufacturers represented by 160 car clubs, with a total of 8,000 cars.

The 8th edition of the event will be held from July 8th to 10th and will be hosted by Richard Mille, the main partner and official timekeeper of the event.

Richard Mille celebrates the Le Mans Classic by creating a new watch for each competition. This year, the brand has just launched the RM 11-02 Le Mans Classic, which is a grade 5 titanium alloy automatic movement with a variable geometric oscillating weight. The large date display at 12 o’clock can automatically adjust for 30 and 31 days. (Annual calendar), UTC time is displayed at 4:30, the flyback chronograph has 24-hour and 60-minute counters at 6 o’clock and 3 o’clock respectively, and a countdown function at 9 o’clock.

RM 11-02 Le Mans Classic is not only on the movement, but also on the white ATZ ceramic case and the rubber ring of the NTPT carbon fiber crown. The dimensions are 50 mm x 42.70 mm x 16.15 mm.

Some details are reminiscent of the world of racing: the grooves of the buttons are reminiscent of the surface of old-fashioned pedals, the precision-machined crown reminiscent of the clutch mechanism through the bottom plate, the ribs are like the engine crankcase, and of course the Le Mans classic dial. The sign and the number “16” appearing at 12 o’clock alluded to the start time of the endurance race. Richard Mille copy watches